2306, 2017

Warwick Castle Trip – Year 5

Year 5 visit Warwick Castle

Year 5 were very excited to visit Warwick Castle this week where they first solved the riddle of the Horrible Histories maze, before venturing off through the castle entrance and into […]

2006, 2017

Dramatic RE

Some of our Year 5 were providing a fun dramatic production of the Good Samaritan during their RE lesson.  This type of learning is great fun as you can see!

505, 2017

Life Cycles

Life Cycles

This term year 5 are learning about life cycles in science. We started the subject by looking at plant structure and which parts of a plant we eat. Most children were surprised to learn […]

1703, 2017

5MC Heroes Assembly

This week 5Mc had their assembly in chapel. We decided to do an assembly about heroes; what a hero is and who their heroes are. We also chose to incorporate this month’s value of humour […]

303, 2017

Year 5 Think Tank Trip

On Wednesday 1st March, year 5 went to Think Tank in Birmingham to help develop their understanding of the science topic: Earth, Moon and Sun and to explore technologies of the future. When we arrived […]

303, 2017

Year 5 French Day

Year 5 have recently been extending their academic study in a more practical way.  They donned their red, white and blue clothes, berets, cravats and striped Breton shirts and acted out a French café scene.  They recorded […]

902, 2017

Year 5 Historians Prepare for a World War II Gas Attack

Year 5 historians prepare for a World War II Gas attack 

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure and in Great Britain in September 1939 some 38 million gas masks had been given out, […]

1011, 2016

Year 5 Lady of Shalott

In English, Year 5 have been studying classic narrative poetry. We have focused on Alfred Lord Tennyson’s beautifully poignant poem of “The Lady of Shalott”. The children looked carefully at the vocabulary in the poem, […]

1703, 2016

House Music Competition

Thank you to Mrs O’Brien for organizing this year’s house music competition and for Mr Parren-Smith for visiting us to judge our winners. Congratulations goes to Oaks for winning the house cup and for our […]

1703, 2016

Main Prep Easter Egg Hunt

1603, 2016

Behind the Scenes of The Selfish Giant

What a fabulous Junior Play! Thought that you’d like to see behind the scenes…

1303, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

A massive THANK YOU to the Friends of Smallwood (DCPS) for organizing the Easter Egg Hunt last Thursday. The children had a fabulous time.

2111, 2015

Thank You Mrs White

Whilst looking through my photos this week I came across this one from the beginning of term. I thought that it was a great way to publicly thank Mrs White, Charlotte, Henry & Benjamin for […]

2111, 2015

Climbing High!

The climbing wall after school activity started this week at Denstone College. We send a big thank you to Mr Neal, from the college, for helping us out with our first session. Here are some […]

1309, 2015

Food Committee 2015-2016

News just in……

The new Food Committee consists of Mrs Clews, Mrs Stone, Mrs McMahon, Mrs E-F

and these important people:

Yr 3- Sam and Will H

Yr 4- Georgina, Oliver and Alfie

Yr 5- William B, Tyra, Jess and […]

1309, 2015

Pupil Council 2016-2016

You heard it here first!

New School Pupil Council members are:

3H Caiomhe

3D Will H

4F Scarlet and Oscar

5Mc Henry W

5G Pippa

6L Ellie

6B Woody

Congratulations to you all!


709, 2015

Thank You So Much!

Thank you so much for my retirement presents at the end of last term. The flowers were magnificent and looked wonderful in my house. The World War 1 teddy has settled  happily into […]

2105, 2015

Dodging the Showers at Dovedale

Taking a walk with friends is always fun, and all the more enjoyable when one has nearly 60 to stroll with. We stomped across fields, ate lunch in a cave, observed the wildlife, looked for […]

1705, 2015

VE Day-70 Years On!

On Friday, all the children celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE Day. The day began with a thoughtful chapel service in which we remembered the men who fought in the war, […]

1005, 2015

Spring Fete Craft Competitions

Well done to everyone who entered the craft competitions! We were all amazed at the imaginative, original entries. There were wonderful red, white and blue cakes, fantastic Potato Petes […]